Shadowboxer brings the issues of female teenage violence into focus through the story of a sixteen year-old girl named Reena. The film explores, perhaps explains, how and why adolescents like her, whose lives are clouded by poverty, abuse and neglect, resort to violence as their last defense and become emotionally disengaged from their own actions…making Reena, like so many other kids today- a sixteen-year-old behind bars.
The New York State Council on the Arts, the Laura Napor National Film Grant, and the Manhattan Council on the Arts.
Grand Jury Best Short at Nodance Film Festival
Best Mid-length Film at Brest International Short Film Festival
Silver Award for Directing at Worldfest Houston